More convicting questions from Mitchell’s helpful book, Resisting Gossip.
“Before you talk (or before you continue to talk) about someone who is not present, ask yourself the following:
• Would I say this if he were here? (Really? Be honest now.)
• Would I receive this bad news about her in the same way if she were present?
• Am I hiding this conversation from someone?
• Would I want someone else to talk this way about me if I were out of the room?” (Kindle Loc 397)